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THE SELECTMEN'S 



Als T NUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



POR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



FEBRUARY 1, 1876 



BOSTON: 

PRESS OF COCHRANE & SAMPSON, 

No. 9 BROMFIELD STREET. 
1876. 



THE SELECTMEN'S 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



POE THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



FEBRUARY 7 1876. 



BOSTON: 
PRESS OF COCHRANE & SAMPSON, 

No. 9 BROMFIELD STREET. 
1876. 



REPORT. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 



SCHOOLS. 

Appropriation by Town, $9500 oo 

State School Fund, 316 83 



$9816 83 
PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS. 



GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 



M. A. Whitehouse, teaching, 


#844 43 


K. W. Cook, teaching, 


380 00 


L. F. Pasho, teaching, 


316 67 


J. R. Murray, teaching music, 


108 00 


E. Carter, tuning piano, 


3 00 


G. E, Morse, janitor, 


28 00 


Holt & Higgins, supplies, 


5 06 


John Cornell, coal, 


12 75 


John Chandler, coal, 


84 00 


George F. Baker, wood, 


10 22 


Dennis Harrigan, janitor, 


51 00 


SOUTH CENTRE DISTRL 


S. F. Jones, teaching, 


$290 30 


E. L. Parker, teaching, 


386 00 


F. E. Chandler, -teaching, 


384 00 



$1843 13 



Amounts carried forward, $1060 30 $1843 l 3 



Appropriation, $9816 83 

Amounts brought forward, $1060 30 $1843 13 

James Bradshaw, janitor, $21 00 

James Bradshaw, cutting wood, 8 00 

Holt & Higgins, supplies, 9 44 

John Chandler, coal and wood, 65 25 

George F. Baker, wood, 5 06 

John G. Brown, janitor, 15 00 

John Collins, janitor, 3 50 

John Donovan, janitor, 3 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 9 70 

$1200 25 



VILLAGE 


DISTRICT. 


M. F. Merrill, teaching, 


$380 00 


E. T. Merrill, teaching, 


130 00 


A. L. Locke, teaching, 


310 00 


D. O'Connell, janitor, 


11 50 


A. F. O'Connell, janitor, 


16 50 


John Daley, janitor, 


3 50 


M. F. Pasho, janitor, 


3 00 


James Gibson, janitor, 


15 00 


Holt & Higgins, supplies, 


8 56 


John Chandler, coal, 


93 75 


L. R. Hammond, teaching, 


60 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


8 05 



$1039 86 



BALLARD VALE DISTRICT. 



H. M. Richardson, teaching, 


$380 00 


M. F. Brown, teaching, 


380 00 


J. M. Brown, teaching, 


380 00 


H. S. Green, supplies, 


49 9i 


P. P. Pilsbury, wood, 


8 75 




jp 1 iyO \JKJ 



A mount carried forward, $5281 90 



Appropriation, $9816 83 

Amount brought forward, $5281 90 

SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 

M. Lizzie Upton, teaching, $126 00 

M. A. Manning, teaching, 240 00 

George E. Holt, janitor, 19 00 

J. B. Abbott, wood, 39 68 

H. S. Green, supplies, 13 35 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 6 06 

$444 09 



PHILLIPS 


DISTRICT. 


G. S. Tenney, teaching, 


$190 00 


L. B. Abbott, teaching, 


380 00 


William Higgins, janitor, 


7 00 


H. S. Green, supplies, 


3 92 


Fred. Connell, janitor, 


3 60 


Sylvester Abbott, wood, 


73 29 


A. Palmer, janitor, 


3 60 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


2 22 



$663 63 



HOLT DISTRICT. 



A. M. Stoodley, teaching, $380 00 

H. C. Harnden, wood and jan- 
itor, 56 07 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 1 30 



WEST CENTRE DISTRICT. 


E. M. Goodrich, teaching. 


#380 00 


George McCollum. janitor, 


7 00 


F. B. Holt, janitor, 


3 00 


N. B. Russell, janitor, 


12 00 


J. H. Chandler, wood, 


33 38 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


3 97 




$439 35 



Amount carried forivard, $7266 34 



Appropriation, 






$9816 83 


Amount brought forward. 


\ 


$7266 


34 


OSGOOD DISTRICT. 






A. F. C. Burtt, teaching, 


#380 00 






Fred. E. Batchelor, janitor, 


12 00 






S. Bardwell, wood and cutting 








same, 


43 87 






C. S. & L. E. Bailey, janitors, 


8 50 






W. F. Draper, supplies, 


4 66 


#449 


C\1 






u 5 


BAILEY DISTRICT. 






L. R. Hammond, teaching, 


$260 00 






F. A. Hardy, teaching, 


120 00 






Bailey & Perrin, wood, 


27 50 






George Boutwell, cutting wood, 


6 00 






E. S. Hardy, janitor, 


13 50 






W. F. Draper, supplies, 


6 J2 






L. Boutwell, cutting wood, 


3 00 










#436 


72 


FRYE DISTRICT. 






C. B. Holt, teaching, 


$260 00 






M. E. Jones, teaching, 


380 00 






E. F. Merrill, teaching, 


120 00 






C. W. Brown, cutting wood and 






janitor, 


35 75 






Holt & Higgins, supplies, 


90 






John Chandler, coal, 


9 00 






John Cornell, coal, 


52 00 






Joel Barnes, supplies, 


1 20 






W. F. Draper, supplies, 


8 19 






J. H. Chandler, wood, 


5 62 










#872 


f>fi 






\j\j 



Amount carried forward, #9024 75 



Appropriation, 




$9816 83 


Amount brought forward, 




$9024 75 


ABBOTT 


DISTRICT. 




G. F. Ward well, teaching, 


$316 67 




Bailey & Perrin, wood, 


33 00 




A. A. Bailey, cutting wood, 


6 25 




W. F. Barker, cutting wood, 


6 00 




W. F. Barker, janitor, 


2 50 




Frank Runals, janitor, 


7 25 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 


4 17 


$375 84 






NORTH DISTRICT. 




H. M. Bibxy, teaching, 


$344 67 




Eddie F. Toye, janitor, 


7 00 




Eddie F. Toye, cutting wood, 


7 50 




Bailey & Perrin, wood, 


21 00 




J. W. Farnham, supplies, 


28 00 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 


35 





$408 52 



Total expenditure, #9809 1 1 

Unexpended appropriation, $7 72 



SCHOOL READERS. 

Appropriation, $25 3 16 

Brewer & Tileson, $253 16 



8 

SCHOOL HOUSES. 
Appropriation, S 1500 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Day & Jenkins, furniture, S3 60 

B. Abercrombie, cleaning, 12 24 

$15 84 

SOUTH CENTRE DISTRICT. 

William O. Haskell, settees &c, $31 34 
B. Abercrombie, cleaning, $g 90 

J. L. Hammett, furniture, 3 50 

344 74 

PHILLIPS DISTRICT. 

Mrs. Cunningham, cleaning, Si 56 

VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

Holt & Higgins, supplies. $2 34 

Cole & Hardy, repairs, 13 61 

B. Abercrombie, cleaning, 7 92 

$23 87 

FRYE VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

Cole & Hardy, repairs, 35 43 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, 4 94 

$10 37 

WEST CENTRE DISTRICT. 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, $255 

P. Murphy, cleaning, 1 50 

£4 05 



Amount carried forward, $ 1 00 43 



Appropriation, $1500 00 

Amount brought forward, $10043 

HOLT DISTRICT. 

H. C. Harnden, stove, $18 37 

H. C. Harnden, repairs, 16 39 

H. C. Harnden, grading, 8 70 

$43 46 

OSGOOD DISTRICT. 

A. P. Abbott, painting and re- 
pairs, $39 00 
H. Barton & Co., paint and oil, 26 35 

$65 35 

ABBOTT DISTRICT. 

F, R. Runals, repairs, $1 50 

BAILEY DISTRICT. 

A. P. Abbott, painting and re- 
pairing, $43 85 
H. Barton & Co., paint and oil, 26 36 
Mrs. C. Flint, cleaning 4 00 

m 21 

NORTH DISTRICT, 

James Toye, digging well and grading, $88 60 

BALLARD VALE DISTRICT. 

William D. Stark, repairs, $2 5 00 
H. S. Green, repairs, 15 63 
Cole & Hardy, labor and mate- 
rial, 934 67 
J. S. Stark, grading, 125 20 
John Dearborn, supplies, 14 50 

$1115 00 



Amount carried forward S14SS 55 

2 



IO 

Appropriation, $1500 00 

Amount brought forward, $1488 55 

SCOTLAND DISTRICT, 

Mrs. E. Russell, cleaning, $7 90 

J. B. Abbott, repairing, * 2 84 

$10 74 

Total expenditure, $1499 29 



Unexpended appropriation, 71 



II 



SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Appropriation, March I, 1875, $2000 00 

E. Kendall Jenkins, Collector, $340 00 

John H. Flint, Selectman, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 300 00 

Simeon Bardwell, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

W. H. B. Woodlin, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 190 oc 

John H. Flint, taking school children's 
names, by order of School Commit- 
tee, and assessing bank tax, 30 00 

W. H. B. Woodlin, taking school children's 

names, 10 00 

Simeon Bardwell, taking school children's 

names, 10 oc 

Samuel H, Boutwell, School Committee, 175 00 
Francis H. Johnson, School Committee, 125 00 
Henry S. Greene, School Committee, 100 00 

Joseph W. Poor, engineer fire department, 30 00 

Charles O. Cummings, engineer fire de- 
partment, 25 00 

James H. Smith, engineer fire department, 25 00 

Warren Mears, Jr., engineer fire depart- 
ment, 20 00 



Richard M. Abbott, police, 


47 50 


Walter S. Donald, police, 


37 75 


John Clark, police, 


37 5o 


George W. Chandler, police, 


37 00 


Peter McEnroe, police, 


20 00 



Amount carried forward, $1809 75 



12 



Appropriation, 




$2000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$1809 75 




John A. Symonds, police, 


17 00 




Thomas Smith, police, 


14 00 




Charles W. Thwing, police, 


15 00 




Joshua H. Chandler, police, 


13 00 




Joseph Mears, police, 


11 51 




Abel B. Walker, police, 


10 00 




Warren Mears, Jr., police, 


10 00 




Joseph R. Parlin, police, 


10 00 




Oscar B. Phelps, police, 


9 75 




Henry Dane, police, 


7 00 




George F. Baker, police, 


7 00 




Charles Greene, police, 


5 00 




Total expenditure for the year, 




$1939 0I 




Balance unexpended, 


$60 99 


STATE AID. 






Appropriation, March i, 1875, 




$1600 00 


Augustine K. Russell, 


$164 00 




Charles H. Bell, 


120 00 




Mrs. Isaphene S. Bryant, 


96 00 




Mrs. Lizzie A. Johnson, 


96 00 




Mrs. B. McCollough, 


96 00 




Henry C. Higgins, 


72 00 




John S. Dearborn, 


72 00 




Charles Mears, 


76 00 




George N. Jones, 


52 00 




Charles 0. Shedd, 


54 00 




Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard, 


48 00 




Mrs. Lucy Bailey, 


48 00 




Mrs. Susan B. Farnum, 


48 00 




Angie M. Getchell, 


48 00 





Amount carried forward, $109000 



13 



Appropriation, 


$1600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$1090 00 


Ella L. Kendall, 


48 00 


Mrs. Sarah J. Mason, 


48 00 


Mrs. Susan G. Merrill, 


48 00 


Mrs. Jane Proctor, 


48 00 


William G. Wardwell, 


48 00 


Mrs. Sophia Wardman, 


48 00 


Charles E. Jones, 


36 00 


Mrs. Elsy Kittredge, 


16 00 


Total expenditure for the year, 


$1430 00 


Balance unexpended, 


$170 00 



STATE TAX. 



Appropriation, 




$5000 00 


Charles Adams, Jr., Treasurer, 




4620 00 


Balance unexpended, 




$380 00 


COUNTY TAX. 






Appropriation, 




$3200 00 


Allen W. Dodge, Treasurer, 




3173 70 


Balance unexpended, 


$26 30 


CEMETERY. 






Appropriation, 




$500 00 


Samuel Raymond, Treasurer, 


$300 


00 


John O. Ragan, labor, 


200 


00 


Total expenditure for the year, 





— $500 00 



14 



RAGGETT'S POND. 



Appropriation, June, 
Asa French, lease, 

Balance unexpended, 



$300 00 
10 00 

$290 00 



NOTES. 



Appropriation, March 1, 1875, 
Amount hired during the year, 



$5400 00 
13,500 00 









$18,900 


00 


Andover National Bank, 






$13,500 00 




C. E. Putnam, 






1600 00 




Sally Flint, 






1000 00 




Sarah Abbott, 






1000 00 




Theron Johnson, 






1000 00 




Enoch Frye, 






800 00 


00 








p 1 o,yuu 


INTEREST. 




Appropriation, March 1, ] 


875> 




$2800 


00 


Samel Raymond, Treasurer, 




$1400 00 




Moses Foster, Treasurer, 


two 


years, 


720 00 




Andover National Bank, 






242 55 




John Abbott, Treasurer, 






96 00 




C. E. Putnam, 






92 06 




Theron Johnson, 






36 00 




Sarah Abbott, 






32 00 




Sally Flint,. 






20 61 




Enoch Frye, 






14 40 




Total expenditure foi 


■ the 


year, 


$2653 


62 



Balance unexpended, 



$146 38 



i5 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Appropriation, March i, 1 875^ 

ANDOVER S. F. E. CO. NO. 

Pay. of members, 

Remittance of taxes, 

John R. Loring, engineer, 

John Cornell, horses and coal, 

Josiah Gates & Sons, new hose, 

Adam Frame, labor, 

William M. Coulie, engineer, 

R. E. Flanders, repairs, 

Abbott & Jenkins, repairs on house, 

William Poor, repairs, 

Thomas Howell, labor, 

Josiah L. Gates & Sons, repairing hose, 

Cole & Hardy, repairing house, 

Smith, Manning & Co., supplies, 

Joseph W. Poor, supplies, 

Hunneman & Co., supplies, 

John R. Loring, repairs, 

William Barnett, repairs, 

James H. Smith, labor, 

Mayer & Smith, repairing and cleaning har- 
nesses, 3 65 

Charles Mayer, repairing and cleaning har- 
nesses, 

James W. Harris, labor, 

T. A. Holt & Co., axe, 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 

Walter S. Donald, supplies, 

E. Pike, repairs on pump, 

J. E. Whiting, supplies, 

George .H. Parker, supplies, 

A mount carried forward, $1148 





$2000 00 


I. 




$219 


5o 


28 


00 


150 


00 


140 


13 


125 


00 


95 


95 


62 


5o 


59 45 


54 


81 


38 


50 


35 


29 


25 


00 


24 


54 


20 


30 


18 


85 


16 


00 


11 


10 


5 


5o 


4 50 



2 


50 


1 


5o 


1 


40 


1 


25 


1 


05 




75 




65 




55 



i6 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 

SHAWSHIN ENGINE CO. S 

Pay of members, 

Remmittance of taxes, 

Hunneman & Co., repairs on hose, &c., 

William Barnett, repairs on stove, 

Joseph W. Poor, supplies, 

Patrick Horan, labor, 

Greene & Woodlin, supplies, 

Abbott & Jenkins, repairs, 

William Raynor, use of horses, 

O. B. Phelps, labor, 

John S. Stark, labor, 

Felix G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 

James H. Smith, labor, 

Josiah Gates and Sons, repairs on hose, 

Warren Mears, Jr., supplies, 

Charles Mayer, supplies, 



George H. Bean, refreshments, 

Warren F. Draper, book, 

Total amt. for S. F. E. Co., as above, 
Total expenditure for the year, 





32000 00 


#1148 


22 


D. 2. 




$513 


75 


62 


00 


83 


13 


24 


65 


22 


25 


45 


00 


17 


24 


15 


35 


10 


00 


6 


5o 


4 


00 


2 


20 


2 


00 


2 


00 


1 


00 




75 


*8n 


82 


29 


50 


1 


00 


1 148 


22 





— $1990 54 



Balance unexpended, $9 46 



STREET LAMPS. 
Appropriation, March 1, 1875, $700 00 

Thomas Murphy, lighting lamps, $592 60 



Warren F. Draper, repairs, 


10 10 


602 70 






Balance unexpended, 


$97 30 



i7 



TOWN HOUSE. 

Appropriation, 

Thomas Smith, janitor, 

Joseph A. Smart, agent, insurance, 

Cole & Hardy, repairs and making fence, 

John J. Clark, repairs, 

A. C. Chadwick, agent, insurance, 

J. S. Paine & Co., furniture, 

Smith, Manning & Co., supplies, 

Charles S. Parker, repairs, 

John Chandler, wood, 

William Barnett, repairs, 

David Goodwin, labor, 

Balance unexpended, 



125 


75 


IOO 


00 


10 1 


38 


n 


40 


35 


00 


25 


50 


18 


91 


5 46 


5 


25 


4 25 


1 


00 



;oo 00 



$493 90 
$6 10 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation, March 1, 1875, 
Warren F. Draper, printing and stationery, $355 76 

Whitford & Rice, books, 16 75 

Thomas Groom & Co., tax sheets, 7 75 

Abiel Morrison, books, 4 00 

George S. Merrill, advertising, 3 00 

George Otis, printing, 1 50 

Balance unexpended, 



$400 00 



$388 76 
$11 24 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



Appropriation, March 1, 1875. 
E. Kendall Jenkins, Collector, 



$500 00 
245 69 



Balance unexpended, 



$254 31 



i8 



DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

Appropriation, March i, 1876, $2300 00 

E. Kendall Jenkins, Collector, 1957 56 



Balance unexpended, $342 44 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Appropriation, March 1, 1875, $750 00 

Sophia Tufts, draining and drain pipe, $75 00 

Peter Fergerson, damage on highway, 50 00 

E. Kendall Jenkins, obtaining, recording and 

returning births, marriages and deaths, 71 20 

E. Kendall Jenkins, copying by-laws and 

railroad fares and postage, 22 50 

Charles S. Parker, painting fence, 48 50 

H. A. Winship & Co., police equipments, 45 00 

Charles West, police badges, 30 00 

John H. Flint, railroad fares and perambu- 
lating town lines, 28 70 

Simeon Bardwell, railroad fares and peram- 
bulating town lines, 

Frederick L. Church, land damage, 1874, 

William Marland, postage and envelopes, 

Alfred A. Abbott, copying By-Laws, 

Johnson's Express, 

George H. Bean, dinners, Selectmen and 
checkers, 1874-5, 

George H. Poor, professional services, 

Moody B. Abbott, setting guide-boards, 

Rodolphus Nichols, repairing pump, 

Osgood Barnard, repairing pump, 

William Harrison, distributing envelopes, 

Robert Callahan, distributing envelopes, 

Amount carried foi^ward, $489 46 



20 


05 


25 


00 


18 


50 


8 


55 


13 


85 


12 


95 


8 


00 


3 


50 


3 


00 


1 


16 


2 


00 


2 


00 



19 

Appropriation, $750 00 

Amount brought forward, 

W. F. Rutter & Co., iron pipe, 

W. H. B. Woodlin, perambulating town 

lines, 
George N. Pasho, returning deaths, 
Daniel L. Trow, returning deaths, 
Michael Nolan, returning deaths, 
James M. Crabtree, returning deaths, 
Henry Dane, returning deaths, 

Total expenditures for the year, $5*9 44 



$489 46 


I 98 


6 00 


7 75 


5 00 


4 25 


4 25 


75 



Balance unexpended, $230 56 



HAY SCALES. 






Appropriation, March 1, 1875, 




$40 00 


Charles S. Parker, painting, 


$s 76 




John H. Flint, repairs, 


2 50 




Cole & Hardy, repairs, 


1 62 




Total expenditure for the year, 




$12 88 



Balance unexpended, $27 12 



RESERVOIR ON SUMMER STREET. 

Appropriation, March 1, 1875, $500 00 

Howard & Stack, labor, 
James H. Smith, labor, 
Davis & Furber, iron pipe, 
Morris Maloney, labor, 

Total expenditure for the year, $449 39 



$453 


00 


37 


69 


6 


45 


2 


25 



Balance unexpended, 61 



20 



DECORATION DAY. 



Appropriation, March i, 1875, 




$150 00 


Andover Brass Band, 


$67 80 




John Pray, teams, 


15 75 




George H. Bean, refreshments, 


11 50 




Warren F. Draper, printing, 


10 60 




Thomas D. Christie, oration, 


10 00 




Henry Bingham, flowers, 


9 00 




Oliver Ditson & Co., sheet music, 


7 20 




Post 39, G. A. R., flags, 


7 20 




Smith, Manning & Co., supplies, 


3 15 




Lamprell & Marble, flags, 


3 00 




E. Kendall Jenkins, supplies, 


3 80 




Total expenditures, 




$149 °° 


Balance unexpended, 




$1 00 


FLAG, HALYARDS AND 


PAINTING 




Appropriation, March 1, 1875, 




$75 00 


Hinckley Bros. & Co., flag, 


$48 00 




C. S. Parker, painting, 


25 00 


$73 00 






Balance unexpended 




$2 00 


MEMORIAL HALL. 




Appropriation, March 1, 1875, 




$1000 00 


Samuel Raymond, Treasurer, 




933 35 



balance unexpended, 



$66 6s 



21 



HIGHWAYS. 




Appropriation, March i, 1875, 




John B. Abbott, labor, 


$39% 94 


Timothy Abbott, labor, 


182 50 


Moody B. Abbott, labor, 


149 62 


Charles M. Abbott, labor, 


46 50 


Ames Plow Co., tools, 


35 5i 


Charles Abbott, labor, 


18 26 


Abbott & Jenkins, labor, 


17 79 


Timothy P. Allen, labor, 


5 25 


Nathan B. Abbott, labor, 


2 00 


George F. Baker, labor, 


226 06 


James F. Brooks, road scraper, 


140 00 


David Baker, lumber, 


107 95 


Albert Bancroft, labor, 


106 25 


Warren A. Bailey, labor, 


102 75 


John T. Bailey, labor, 


42 11 


Claries C. Blunt, labor, 


34 74 


John M. Bailey, labor, 


33 74 


John Berry, labor, 


22 37 


George W. Blood, labor, 


10 69 


Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 


9 6 4 


Patrick Barrett, labor, 


9 38 


George W. Chandler, labor, 


607 84 


John Cornell, labor, 


151 93 


Luke Cunningham, labor, 


91 58 


Hugh Cunningham, labor, 


49 75 


William Cutler, labor, 


49 10 


James H. Cochrane, repairs on tools, 


31 92 


Cole & Hardy, lumber and labor, 


26 08 


John Collins, labor, 


17 00 


Samuel Cheever, labor, 


13 25 


Charles O. Cummings, Supt., labor, 


13 00 


Phillip Caffrey, labor, 


8 33 


Justin Carter, labor,* 


7 66 



$6000 00 



' Amount carried forward, $2778 49 



22 



Appropriation, 




Amount brought forward^ 


$277% 49 


Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 


6 15 


John Chandler, labor, 


6 oo 


John Campbell, labor, 


6 oo 


John Coyle, labor, 


5 oo 


James Callahan, labor, 


I 12 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


68 59 


Patrick Donavan, labor, 


6o 83 


James Davey, labor, 


50 83 


Michael Dowd, labor, 


48 83 


George C. Dunne, Agent, drain pipe, 


35 77 


George Dane, labor, 


32 00 


Chandler Dane, labor, 


5 25 


John Driscoll, labor, 


3 33 


Willard Durant, labor, 


3 00 


Dodge, Gilbert & Co., tools, 


3 00 


James Devine, labor, 


2 40 


John H. Flint, labor, 


73 36 


Paul B. Follansbee, labor, 


66 00 


Ezra Farnham, labor, 


37 49 


John W. Faulkner, labor, 


10 95 


John Flynn, labor, 


3 20 


Simeon F. Flint, labor, 


2 00 


Henry E. Gould, labor, 


298 53 


Joseph C. Goldsmith, labor, 


15 15 


E. H. Goodwin & Co., tools, 


4 12 


Henry Goff, labor, 


3 83 


Henry J. Gray, labor, 


1 72 


John H. Gould, labor, 


1 60 


David Goodwin, labor, 


1 50 


Jesse Harnden, labor, 


108 06 


Charles W. Hayward, labor, 


67 54 


James Haggerty, labor, 


46 26 


William P. Holt, labor, 


36 46 


Brooks F. Holt, labor, 


36 21 



$6000 00 



Amount carried forward, $3931 07 



23 

Appropriation, $6000 00 

Amount brought forward, $393 1 07 

Henry C. Harnden, labor, 
Timothy Haggerty, labor, 
Nathan K. Holt, labor, 
Robert Holt, labor, 
Dean & Ballard Holt, labor, 
William Hardy, labor, 
Howard & Stack, labor, 
C. P. Hatch, labor, 
Holt & Higgins, tools, 
Hezekiah Jones, for covering stone, 
Samuel M. Jones, labor, 
Willard Jones, labor, 
John B. Jenkins, labor, 
David Johnson, labor, 
Joseph Kimball, surveying, 
Stephen Lovejoy, labor, 
Aaron N. Luscomb, labor, 
John Lynch, labor, 
Patrick Lahee, labor, 
Sylvester Lovejoy, labor, 
John D. Lynch, labor, 
Jeremiah Leary, labor, 
Jeremiah L. Maddox, labor, 
Thomas Murphy, labor, 
Morris Maloney, labor, 
John McCarty, labor, 
Michael^McLaughlin, labor, 
Dennis J. Murphy, labor, 
Daniel Murphy, labor, 
John McGinley, labor, 
Minot & Co., tools, 
Patrick Murphy, labor, 
Merrimac Iron Foundry, iron, 
Mark Newman, labor, 

Amount carried forward, $5030 89 



33 


94 


32 


19 


28 


24 


H 


58 


13 


14 


10 


80 


4 57 


2 


25 


1 


40 


20 


00 


9 


80 


9 


19 


6 


87 


5 


62 


15 


00 


76 


00 


25 


00 


18 


23 


15 


10 


15 


00 


6 


60 


6 


5o 


250 


20 


227 


52 


118 


56 


38 


23 


36 73 


33 


54 


9 45 


7 


5o 


3 


90 


1 


67 


1 


00 


1 


5o 



24 

Appropriation, $6000 00 

Amount brought forward, 
Rodolphus Nichols, labor, 
Charles O'Hara, labor, 
Patrick O'Brine, labor, 
Portland Stone Ware Co., drain pipe, 
William Poor, repairing tools, 
Willard Pike, stone, 
John O. Ragan, labor, 
Jasper Rea, labor, 
Charles P. Rea, labor, 
James H. Smith, labor, 
Wm. D. Stark, labor, 
Michael Sullivan, labor, 
Thomas Sanders, labor, 
James Smith, labor, 
Frederick Symonds, labor, 
Charles Shedd, labor, 
Henry Smith, Jr., labor, 
Thomas Smith, labor, 
Simeon Shattuck, labor, 
Dennis Sheehan, labor, 
Smith, Manning & Co., tools, 
John Tuck, 2d, labor, 
Jonathan Towle, labor, 
George Upton, labor, 
Marcellus Weld, labor, 

Total expenditure for the year, 

Balance unexpended, * $2 53 



$5030 89 


I 


00 


88 


15 


n 


25 


19 


58 


11 


50 




50 


5 


25 


4 


06 


3 


75 


376 


86 


146 


55 


81 


76 


15 


75 


13 


20 


10 


00 


9 


00 


8 


25 


6 


00 


5 


5o 


2 


17 


1 


75 


40 


00 


4 


87 


10 


00 


89 


88 




Pbyy/ 4/ 



25 



VILLAGE STREET. 



Appropriation, March i, 1875, 

Ezra Farnham, labor, 
Timothy Abbott, labor, 
James H. Smith, labor, 
George F. Baker, labor, 
George W. Chandler, labor, 
Michael Dowd, labor, 
John Barry, labor, 
John Collins, labor, 
Patrick Donavan, labor, 
Patrick Leary, labor, 
Phillip Caffrey, labor, 
Morris Maloney, labor, 
Patrick Lahee, labor, 
John F. McGinley, labor, 
John McCollum, labor, 
James Donavan, labor, 
John W. Faulkner, labor, 
Smith, Manning & Co., tools, 
T. A. Holt & Co., tools, 

Balance unexpended, 



$500 00 



>79 


00 


70 


00 


55 


25 


52 


50 


41 


25 


33 


37 


25 


50 


24 


00 


24 


00 


22 


50 


17 70 


14 


25 


n 


00 


9 


00 


8 


25 


6 


00 


4 


20 


1 


00 




88 



$499 65 
35 



REMOVING 


SNOW. 


Appropriation, March 1, 1875, 




M. A. Bailey, 


$18 00 


John Cornell, 


37 75 


Charles C. Blunt, 


34 60 


John B. Abbott, 


26 40 


Moody B. Abbott, 


24 05 


James H. Smith, 


24 00 


Amount carried forward, 
4 


$184 80 



$1000 00 



26 



Appropriation, 


$1000 00 


Amount brought forwardy 


$184 80 


William H. Burtt, 


23 40 


Stephen D. Abbott, 


23 10 


Joshua H. Chandler, 


22 05 


George F. Baker, 


20 50 


Jesse Harnden, 


19 60 


Nathan F. Abbott, 


20 12 


Charles O. Cummings, 


19 50 


Warren A. Bailey, 


16 50 


John Follansbee, 


16 60 


Henry E. Gould, 


14 25 


Joshua Phelps, 


13 80 


William D. Stark, 


12 00 


John H. Flint, 


11 50 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, 


10 80 


Simeon Bardwell, 


10 20 


Timothy Abbott, 


13 20 


Henry Brownell, 


10 15 


Stephen Hardy, 


10 00 


Aaron N. Luscomb, 


8 50 


Patrick Murphy, 


7 08 


Alfred Hardy, 


7 00 


George Flint, 


5 50 


William Allen, 


5 50 


Rufus Bailey, 


5 50 


Sylvester W. Hanson, 


5 00 


George Dane, 


5 80 


William Hardy, 


5 20 


James Toye, 


5 00 


George Upton, 


5 00 


David Jameson, 


4 95 


Timothy C. Sullivan, 


4 00 


Omar Jenkins, 


4 00 


John M. Bailey, 


4 20 



Amount carried forward y $554 3° 



27 



Appropriation, 


$1000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


#554 30 


H. & G. A. Hardy, 


4 oo 


Stephen Lovejoy, 


4 oo 


Daniel Murphy, 


3 08 


David Goodwin, 


3 05 


Daniel Dailey, 


2 67 


Robert W. Holt, 


2 41 


E. B. Merrill, 


2 27 


John Ashworth, 


2 00 


Patrick Leary, 


1 67 


Thomas Fitzgerald, 


1 60 


Patrick Donavan, 


1 83 


Michael Dowd, 


80 


Morris Maloney, 


67 


Charles M. Abbott, 


65 


Charles P. Rea, 


50 


George Goodwin, 


42 




$585 92 



Balance unexpended > $414 08 



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SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S ORDERS. 



Total appropriations and receipts, 


$62,284 99 


School Readers, 


$253 16 


Schools, 


9809 11 


School Houses, 


1499 2 9 


Services of Town Officers, 


1939 01 


Fire Department, 


1990 54 


Town House, 


493 9° 


Highways, 


5997 47 


Village Street, 


499 65 


Removing Snow, 


585 92 


Miscellaneous, 


519 44 


Abatement of Taxes, 


245 69 


Printing and Stationery, 


388 76 


Cemetery, 


500 00 


Interest, 


2653 62 


County Tax, 


3173 7o 


State Tax, 


4620 00 


Discount of Taxes, 


1957 56 


Street Lamps, 


602 70 


Decoration Day, 


149 00 


State Aid, 


1430 00 


Hay Scales, 


12 88 


Memorial Hall, 


933 35 


Notes, 


18,900 00 


Reservoir on Summer Street, 


499 39 


Flag, Halyards and Panting, 


73 00 


Haggett's Pond, 


10 00 


Total amount expended, 


tf fr\ Pt^ti t 4 


PDy>/5/ x 4 



Balance unexpended, $2547 85 



REPORT OF THE ROAD COMMISSIONERS 
FOR THE YEAR 1875. 



BILLS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS. 


Centre District, 


$1597 2I 




South District, 


1530 98 




West District, 


2387 52 




For lumber and repairing bridges, 


146 82 




For tools and repairing bridges, drain 


pipe, 




surveying and freight on Railroad, 334 94 








#5997 47 


Removing snow, 




585 92 


Bills approved by Commissioners for 


Village St., 


499 65 



TOOLS AND MATERIALS ON HAND BELONG- 
ING TO THE TOWN. 

2 Road Scrapers, #250 00 

1 Plow, 

1 Ox Shovel, 

22 Shovels, at 60 cents each, 
15 Picks, at #1.25 each, 
6 Hoes, at 50 cents each, 
5 Rakes, at 50 cents each, 
5 Tined Hoes, at 50 cents each, 

2 Stone Hammers, at J 1.25 each, 
1 Spade, 

1 Axe, 50 cts, 1 Tool Box and Lock, $6.00, 
1 Can, 

1 Bush Scythe, 
2500 feet 4-inch Bridge Plank, 

$3^6 70 



19 


00 


3 


00 


13 


20 


18 


75 


3 


00 


2 


5o 


2 


50 


2 


50 


1 


00 


6 


5o 


1 


00 


1 


25 


62 


50 



30 

The Road Commissioners would recommend to the Town 
that the sum of $6000 be appropriated for the repairs of 
highways for the year ensuing. 

At the annual Town Meeting of 1875 there was the sum 
of $500 appropriated, to be expended by the Road Commis- 
sioners for the purposes of constructing a Reservoir on 
Summer Street, to be used in case of fire. The Commission- 
ers let the job out by contract to the firm of Howard & Stack, 
they being the lowest bidders. After excavating seven feet 
they struck a ledge and water. They soon found it necessary 
to keep a pump in operation day and night. The depth is 
sixteen feet from the covering stone and sixteen feet in diam- 
eter. Aside from there being a number of springs running 
into it, there is a cast-iron pipe laid leading from a brook near 
by, that also runs in. After its completion the Engineers of 
the Fire Department tested its capacity, and found that after 
using water from it nearly two hours, there was over three 
feet of water left. 

The whole expense being $499.39. 

JAMES H. SMITH, 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, 
GEORGE F. BAKER, 

Road Commissioners. 
February 7th, 1876. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF 
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with Article IX. of the Rules 
and Regulations of the Fire Department, I would respectfully 
submit this, my first annual report. 

FORCE OF DEPARTMENT. 

The entire force of this Department consists of one Chief 
and four Assistant Engineers, sixteen members for the 
steamer company, with one engineman, and thirty-eight mem- 
bers for the hand-engine company. Total, sixty men. 

APPARATUS. 

Is in good condition, and comprises one third-class steamer, 
single engine, and one hand engine, with a two-wheel hose- 
carriage attached to each engine. There are hooks and 
ladders at the steamer's house, also ladders at Shawshin's 
house at Ballard Vale. 

HOSE. 

There are eleven hundred feet of two and one-half inch hose 
belonging to the steamer, in good condition ; one hundred 
feet of this is new rubber hose, bought last November. There 
are two hundred feet of two and one-fourth inch hose which 
is not reliable, and ought to be sent to No. 2's house for their 
use. The hand engine has four hundred and fifty feet of two 
and one-fourth inch hose, which is good and reliable, and 
three hundred feet of old hose not very valuable ; two hun- 
dred and fifty feet of this is two-inch, and would recommend 
this to be sold. 



32 

RESERVOIRS. 

There has been a large one built on Summer Street by the 
Road Commissioners, and it will prove a valuable protection 
to property on that street. It is fed by a small brook. If 
the Town could build a new reservoir each year, in places 
where water is now scarce, it would be appreciated by prop- 
erty-holders. The reservoir on Green Street needs a covering 
of stone, to take the place of the dangerous rotten wood of 
which it is now composed. There are also four more reser- 
voirs that need cleaning out and repairs made on them. The 
reservoir in front of Town House would be more valuable in 
case of fire if it had a feed-pipe from the brook. 

WANTS. 

First, of these is a four-wheel horse hose-carriage, one that 
will carry one thousand feet of hose, and one thousand feet 
of new hose for the steamer ; a new engine house is very much 
needed, as the one the steamer now occupies is quite small 
for the use we have to make of it, and there are not facilities 
for caring for the hose there ought to be to make it more 
durable The hand engine needs painting very much. The 
steamer's house will have to be shingled the coming season. 

FIRE ALARM 

is insufficient ; for although we have a good bell on the en- 
gine house, yet, as there are two others in town of nearly the 
same tone, an alarm is not always noticed promptly. This 
bell could be exchanged or put on No. 2's house, at Ballard 
Vale, where they have no alarm bell. 

LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMST HROUGHOUT 
THE YEAR. 

February 4th, 1875, at Ballard Vale, a fire broke out at noon 
in the large barn owned by Mrs. E. Ryerly, occupied by her 
as a farm barn and by Nason & Ryerly as a mat and mitten 
manufactory. It was entirely consumed with its contents, 
consisting of hay, horses, cows, carriages, farming imple- 



33 

ments, with stock and goods of Nason & Ryerly. Cause of 
fire, defective flue. No. 2 played on surrounding build- 
ings that were in danger. Loss $3800 ; insurance $2500. 

April 19th, fire was discovered in Carmel Woods, endanger- 
ing the buildings of F. H. Johnson. The steamer company 
responded to the alarm, played on the buildings, wetting the 
grass, then putting out the. fire in the woods. 

April 19th, fire in the woods at Ballard Vale, an alarm 
given, and the fire put out by the Shawshin Engine Co. 

April 26th, fire at south part of the town. A small house 
belonging to Stephen D. Abbott, and a small barn belonging 
to Joseph Russell, who also occupied the house, and lost 
most of his household goods. Loss on house $200; on barn 
$100 = $300 ; on household goods, &c., $25. There was no 
alarm of this fire. Cause, defective flue. No insurance. 

June 3d, fire broke out about one and a half o'clock P. M., 
in a tenement house, two and a half story, with ells attached, 
on Lowell Street, Frye Village, owned by the Smith & Dove 
Manufacturing Company. This house was occupied by three 
families, who lost many goods in the fire. Loss on house, 
$1500; insurance, $800. Mrs. Youngson and daughter's loss 
on beds, bedding, clothing, furniture, crockery and wood, 
$250 ; Campbell's loss on furniture, &c, $40 ; A. McCassell's 
loss on furniture, &c, $25. No insurance. Cause of fire un- 
known. At this fire we needed the horse hose-carriage with 
1000 feet hose. 

June 25th, fire broke out at 240 P. M., in the barn of 
John Carey, Turnpike Street, Marland Village. The barn 
was in flames when the alarm was given, and quickly set fire 
to the ell of the house. The barn was burned, and the ell 
partly destroyed. The main part of the house was not in- 
jured by the fire, but was badly damaged by breaking of doors 
and windows by excited neighbors. The barn was used for 
hay, wood and a hog-pen. There was some furniture and 
clothing burned in the ell of the house. Loss $800 ; insur- 
ance $750. Cause of fire unknown. The steamer company 
did good service at this fire. 

November 1st, fire was discovered in one of the chambers 



34 

of the house of John Mason, on Abbott Street. It was put 
out without an alarm being given. Damage by fire, $15. 
Cause of fire, "illuminated transparency." 

November 14th, fire was discovered in room 28, Phillips 
Hall (one of the Theologicalf buildings). Damage to the 
room, furniture, &c, $15 ; insurance not claimed. This fire 
was put out without an alarm. Cause of fire, over-heated 
stove. 

November 17th, alarm of fire at 10.30 A. M. on Pearson 
Street. Burning chimney in the house of Dennis Keefe. No 
damage done. 

November 29th, alarm of fire at 12 M. at Ballard Vale. 
Burning chimney in the house of James Davy. No damage. 

December 21st, alarm of fire at 10.30 A. M. on the Plains, 
Ballard Vale. House and barn of Mrs. Ellen Ingham. This 
was a one and a half story house with two ells attached. 
House and barn were entirely burned, with all of the goods 
of Z. Brown and family, the only occupants. Loss on house, 
$2400 ; barn, $200. Insurance on house, $1850 ; barn, $150. 
Mr. Brown's loss was nearly $400 ; no insurance. Cause of 
this fire was children playing with matches. Shawshin, No. 
2, could render no assistance for the want of water. 

January 6th, 1876, a fire was discovered in one of the rooms 
of the Mansion House, destroying and injuring books, furni- 
ture, carpets, &c. Loss nearly $100; fully insured. There 
was no alarm given of this fire. 

January 10th, a fire broke out at 9.20 A. M. in house of 
Crowly & Donavan, on the Turnpike. House was a two 
story and basement, with ell attached of the same height. 
The fire was mostly in Crowley's part of the house, and was 
confined to two chambers and attic. The steamer and com- 
pany quickly put the fire out, Mr. Tyer offering his reservoir, 
which was used and furnished all the water that was needed. 
Crowley's loss in this fire was furniture, beds, clothing, &c. 
Loss by fire and water, $375. Insurance on building, $168, 
which will cover the loss by fire and water. Cause of fire 
unknown. 

January 14th, alarm of fire at 1.30 P. M. Fire was dis- 



35 

covered on the roof of H. B. Abbott's house, on the Ballard 
Vale road, and was put out before the arrival of the steamer. 
Damage slight. 

January 14th, same afternoon, a small barn of T. A. Gibbs, 
in the south part of the town, was burned. Loss $50 ; in- 
sured for $25. There was no alarm of this fire. Cause of 
fire unknown. 

January 21st, fire broke out at 11.40 P. M. in Draper's 
building, rear of Main Street. This was a one and a half 
story building, used as a furniture wareroom and shop, stor- 
age of goods, and water closets. The first floor, with part of 
basement, was occupied by E. J. Day, in the furniture busi- 
ness. The attic was used for storage. The basement was 
used for storage and water closets. This building, with its 
contents of combustible material, was nearly destroyed before 
the fire would succumb to the large amount of water put on 
it. W. F. Draper's loss on building, $900 ; loss on stock, &c, 
$50 ; insurance on building, $400. Rev. James Thompson's 
loss on furniture, beds, bedding, clothing, and his valuable 
library, nearly $3000 ; insurance, $2500. E. J. Day's loss on 
furniture, beds, bedding, stock and tools, $1300; insurance, 
$500. Mrs. M. A. Richards' loss on furniture, crockery, 
books, &c, $75 ; no insurance. Cause of fire supposed to 
be incendiary. 

FIRES AND ALARMS. 

The number of fires and alarms for the year has been 
fourteen. Total amount of loss, $15,720. Total amount of 
insurance, $6743 ; making a loss above insurance of $8,977. 

APPROPRIATIONS 

for the coming year are needed for repairs and cleaning reser- 
voirs on Green, School, Essex, Elm and High Streets, the 
sum of $250 ; for running expenses of the Fire Department, 

$2500. 

CONCLUSION. 

I would tender my thanks to the Board of Selectmen for 
the courtesy and interest they have manifested in the De- 



36 

partment, and to my assistants for their hearty co-operation 
at all times. To the steamer company, with their efficient 
engineman, we owe much of our success in conquering fires ; 
and other members of the department who have so cheer- 
fully aided when called out ; to the Phillips students for their 
voluntary services and the assistance rendered on the night 
of Jauuary 2d ; also our friends who so often have helped us 
with willing hands ; to them we are much indebted. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JOSEPH W. POOR, 

Chief Engineer. 



ANDOVER STEAM FIRE ENGINE, No. i. 

SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

Engine house, bell and land, 

4 stoves and funnel, 

i chandelier and 5 lamps, 

6 settees and 10 chairs, 

4 lanterns $10, vise and tools $10, 

Pump and hose $15, boilers $15, 

Cannel coal $40, stove coal $14, 

6 baskets $4.50, axle jack $1.00, 

Rubber packing, valves and nozzle, 

Wood $3, 300 feet old hose (2 1-4) $75, 

1 100 feet leather and rubber hose (2 1-2), 

2 harnesses $125, 19 fire hats $40, 

15 coats $15, 2 horse blankets $2, 

Steam fire engine and hose carriage, 

Hooks and ladders, 

Total, $6475 00 



$2150 


00 


95 


00 


18 


00 


26 


50 


20 


00 


30 


00 


54 


00 


5 


50 


16 


00 


72 


00 


1000 


00 


165 


00 


17 


00 


2700 


00 


100 


00 



37 
SHAWSHIN ENGINE CO. No. 2, BALLARD VALE. 

SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

Engine house, $1300 00 

6 settees, 6 chairs and table, 37 40 

Chandelier, 3 lamps and 5 lanterns, 22 00 

2 stoves, funnel and fixtures, 6 spittoons, 23 00 

Ladders, 30 00 

450 feet hose (2 1-4), 450 00 

300 feet hose (old), 50 00 

Pump, pipe and jack-screw, 13 50 

Hand engine and hose carriage, 500 00 

6 coats $15, 4 fire caps $10, 25 00 

Play pipe and axe, 16 00 

Curtains, wood, coal and oil, 15 00 

Total, $2481 90 



SELECTMENS' REPORT. 



The Selectmen hereby submit their annual report of the 
financial condition of the town, together with some sugges- 
tions. 

SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

The amount of money appropriated last March proved in- 
sufficient for these purposes. There are outstanding bills on 
account of school-houses amounting to about $1000. We 
would again recommend that the School Committee be re- 
quested to keep an account of all bills approved by them. 
The School Committee want for the ensuing year for schools 
$9500, for school-houses, $1800. 

SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

If the town transacts its business on the plan as last year, 
we would recommend an appropriation of $2200, as there are 
bills amounting to over $100 now due, but we would suggest 
that some change be made in the Police Department, and 
that two or more police officers be hired permanently for 
night duty around the centre of the town, and that the ap- 
propriation be $3800 for all the officers. 

STATE AID. 

An appropriation of $1600 is necessary, as aid is furnished 
every month and the state does not reimburse the town till 
December of each year. 



39 



HAY SCALES. 

No great repairs are necessary, but an appropriation of 
$60 is necessary, as there is one year's salary now due the 
weigher. 

TOWN HOUSE. 

The appropriation last year proved too small, owing to the 
expiring of insurance policies, which, amounting to $135, had 
to be renewed. This building is in very good order, except 
the lower hall, a part of which ought to be replastered, and 
an appropriation of $850 will be needed for all purposes, as 
there are bills amounting to about $165 now due. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 
We refer you to the report of Engineers on page 31. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The sum of $750, the same as last year, will be sufficient 
for the present year unless some unusual expenses occur. 

DECORATION DAY. 

The observance of this day seems to be general throughout 
the country. The money was well laid out last year, and we 
recommend an appropriation of $150. 

HIGHWAYS. 

We refer you to the report of the Road Commissioners 
on page 29. 

NOTES. 

There are no outstanding individual notes against the 
town, but some other notes which might be paid without em- 
barrassing the treasury. 



4o 



INTEREST. 

There will be no back interest to pay the coming year, and 
an appropriation of $2150 will be sufficient. 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

If the town continues the present system of collectin g 
taxes, the sum of $2100 will be needed. 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

The sum of $400 is thought to be sufficient for the ensu- 
ing year. 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

The sum of $500 was appropriated last year and was suf- 
ficient, therefore we recommend the same amount for the 
coming year. 

STATE AND COUNTY TAX. 

It seems that appropriations for these two heads are super- 
fluous, as they have to be paid whatever the town appropri- 
ates, and the By-Laws provide that they can be paid without 
an order from the Selectmen ; but if the town wishes to ap- 
propriate, we recommend the same amounts as last year, 
namely, State Tax $5000 ; County Tax $3200. 

LIABILITIES. 

The liabilities of the town are reduced from last year by 
the payment of all the individual notes, but there are out- 
standing bills amounting to about $1800. 

ASSETS. 

There is a large amount of cash on hand which could not 
be used, owing to the system of special appropriations. 



4i 



TOWN DEBT. 

As will be seen by comparing last year's balance against 
the town, which was $20,381.49, with this year's, there is a re- 
duction in the amount of $7291.82, leaving a balance of 
#13,08967. 

HAGGETT'S POND. 

We have leased this pond, as per vote of the town last 
June, for a term of twenty years, on payment of ten dollars. 
We have not stocked it yet because it was so late when we 
got the lease, but it should be attended to early in the spring, 
and the balance of the appropriation which was not used 
should be again appropriated. 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

We have a little to say in regard to special appropriations, 
which is, that although it is impossible to tell at the March 
meeting how much money will be required during the year, 
yet if the town continues the system the same as the last 
two years, all the officers should be instructed and requested 
not to contract bills and overrun their several appropriations, 
except on business of special necessity. 

In conclusion, we add that we have endeavored to present 
to you the facts showing who has received the town's money, 
and for what purpose ; and with what few suggestions we have 
made, we submit the several matters for your approval, trust- 
ing they will be received for what they are worth, and after 
just criticism, which we cordially invite, we hope to merit 
your approbation. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. FLINT, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 

Selectmen of Andover. 
February 7th. 1876. 

6 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



Appropriation, March i, 1875, $1800 00 

COMMITMENTS. 

Anna Logue and Isabella Johnson, 

from Worcester Hospital to 

Almshouse, $20 85 

James Duncan, from Northampton 

to Almshouse, 13 50 

Alexander Ross, from Salem to 

Almshouse, 2 10 

James Holt, to State Almhouse, 1 50 
Luke Worthly, to Almshouse 

and Hospital, 10 00 

Mary J. Knibbs, from Haverhill 

to Almshouse, 1 40 

$49 35 

RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Henry Smith, $83 00 

Henry Howell and wife, 

Anna Jones, 

Jeremiah Millett, 

Mrs. Harriet B. Gile, 

Phcebe Mason, 

Child of M. A. Dane, 

Elbridge G. Ward well, 

Mrs. Susan Goodwin, 

Delina Jones, 

Amounts carried forward, 



76 00 




66 00 




59 50 




42 00 




38 00 




30 00 




28 25 




20 00 




14 25 




$457 00 


$49 35 



43 

Appropriation, $1800 00 



Amounts brought forward, 


$457 00 $49 35 


Caroline Flint, 


10 00 


Caroline A. Russell, 


10 00 


Thomas Donavan, 


7 00 


Samuel W. Abbott, 


4 65 


Luke Worthly, 


3 25 


Benjamin Cheever, 


3 00 


Greene & Woodlin, R.R. fares and 


food for tramps, 


7 23 


Isabella Johnson, 


3 00 


Alexander Ross, 


60 




$505 73 


PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 


Boston, Flora Anrick, 


#54 13 


Woburn, Mrs. Daniel Eames, 


59 75 


Cambridge, Louisa Mason, 


%% 00 


Harvard, Sylvia Abbott, 


42 00 


No. Reading, Nancy Shattuck, 


10 00 


Boston, Hattie E. Carlton, 


7 00 


Haverhill, Abby Hunt, 


6 50 


Salem, Alexander Ross, 


3 00 



$270 38 

LUNATIC HOSPITAL. 

Worcester, Henry T. Sherman, $245 69 

" Isabella Johnson, 205 57 

" Anna Logue, 85 00 

Northampton, James Duncan, 88 27 

Ipswich, Luke Worthly, 54 00 



#678 53 



HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 
George Mears, $4 28 



Amount carried forward, #150827 



44 

Appropriation, $1800 00 

Amount brought forward, $1508 27 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lynn, Thomas McManus, $175 67 

" Child of Charles B. Abbott, 96 00 



" Thryphena Abbott, 


6 


00 






Newburyport, Emily Pearl, 


3 


00 






No. Andover, Benjamin Stevens, 


6 


00 






State, Mr. Washburn, 


3 


00 


#289 67 


$1797 94 


Balance unexpended, 


$2 06 


ALMSHOUSE 








Appropriation March 1, 1875, 








$5500 00 


Charles O. Cummings, Supt, 






$700 00 




Smith, Manning & Co., groceries, 






422 61 




Lyman L. Jones, labor, 






284 00 




Valpey Bros., meat, 






298 71 




Holt & Co., meat, 






263 09 




Joel Barnes, grain and grsceries, 






245 77 




Harding & Flint, groceries, 






196 55 




Holt & Higgins, groceries, 






195 71 




E. M. Hopkins, labor, 






164 00 




T. A. Holt & Co., groceries, 






150 94 




Davis & Taylor, shorts, 






120 00 




John Cornel], coal, 






100 13 




John G. Findley, fish, 






97 68 




Charles G. Hussey, washing clothes and 






sawing logs, 






70 53 




Walter H. Kimball, doctor, 






75 00 




Abiel Wilson, cow, 






75 00 




James K. Reynolds, cow, 






60 00 





A mount carried forward* $ 3 5 1 9 72 



45 

Appropriation, $5500 oo 

Amount brought forward, 
John Chandler, coal, 
William Poor, repairs on wagons, 
John W. Faulkner, iron work, 
Mary J. Piercy, labor, 
Greene & Woodlin, groceries, 
John H. Dean, clothing, 
Perry M. Jefferson, soap, 
George H. Parker, medicine, 
Henry W. Abbott, groceries, 
George McMurphy, difference on oxen, 
Benjamin Brown, boots and shoes, 
George A. Shattuck, labor, 
William Barnett, supplies, 
Pierce, Dana & Co., groceries, 
Eben B. Tyler, boots and shoes, 
W. A. Kimball & Co., supplies, 
Brooks F. Holt, ice, 
Thomas Smith, repairing boots, 
George Buchan, potatoes, 
John F. Shattuck, pig, 
James M. Crabtree, coffin, 1874, 
Abelino B. Cutler, drain pipe, 
C. F. Somes, clothing, 
Daniel L. Trow, burial, 1874, 
Sybel Hardy, labor, 
H. H. Phillips, clothing, 
Mayer & Smith, repairing harnesses, 
John C. Morse, labor, 
Mary E. Durgin, dressmaking, 
Mark Newman, supplies, 
E. H. Barnard, painting, 
A. R. Glidden, 

H. K. Webster & Co., plaster, 
Charles Mayer, repairing harnesses, 

Amount carried forward, $4294 87 



$3519 72 


59 


86 


55 


50 


42 


70 


48 


00 


80 


00 


67 


22 


38 52 


35 05 


33 


S7 


35 


00 


32 


25 


3i 


5o 


25 


79 


23 


98 


23 


89 


17 90 


17 


00 


14 49 


12 


00 


12 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


5 


92 


5 


00 


5 


00 


6 


00 


4 75 


4 


00 


4 


00 


3 


75 


3 


96 


3 


00 


3 


00 


2 


25 



4 6 



Appropriation, 




$5500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$4Z94 87 




Tower & Hadley, 


2 24 




Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 


1 65 




James Carroll, labor, 


1 50 




L. R. Gilmore, clothing, 


1 15 




W. F. Draper, books, 


4 11 




John C. Hovey, difference on pig, 


3 00 


$4308 52 



Balance unexpended, $1191 48 

REPAIRS ON ALMSHOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 1, 1875, $200 00 

Gile & Allen, 64 00 



Balance unexpended, $136 00 

SUMMARY OF OVERSEERS' ORDERS. 

Total appropriations, $75 00 00 

Expenses of Almshouse, $4308 52 

Relief out of " 1797 94 

Repairs on " 64 00 



170 46 



Unexpended appropriations, $1329 54 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND. 

In acccordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward 
Taylor, Esq., the interest has been given to Mrs. Chamber- 
lain and Mrs. Seth Chase. 

JOHN H. FLINT, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 

Overseers of the Poor. 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 




To cash on hand February 10, 1875, 


$20 42 


for Hay, 


150 25 


Milk, 


169 29 


Vegetables, 


57 57 


Labor, 


77 00 


Calves, 


72 90 


Board, 


40 00 


Cow, 


20 00 


Sundries, 


5 00 


Pork, 


4 55 


Lumber, 


2 08 


Custody of prisoners, 


9 25 


- 


$628 31 


Cr. 




By cash paid Town Treasurer, 


#593 3i 


Cash in Superintendent's hand, 


$3S 00 



CHARLES O. CUMMINGS, 

Superintendent. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS' OF THE 

POOR. 



In making our Annual Report, we desire to say a few words 
in regard to the workings of this Department. While the 
number of inmates in the Almshouse has but slightly in- 
creased since the year began, the number of persons requiring 
outside relief, both in town and out, has increased consider- 
ably, exhausting our appropriation and leaving bills unpaid, 
amounting to about $450. Of this amount, $289.67 will be 
paid back by other cities and towns. A large proportion of 
persons applying for relief gained settlements here by serving 
in the army. It will be seen that the expenses of the Alms- 
house show a reduction of about $ 1000 from the expenses of 
last year, notwithstanding we have added two cows, changed 
oxen, and bought five tons shorts extra. All the cost of carry- 
ing on the farm is reckoned in the expense of the Almshouse. 
It should be borne in mind that the inmates, besides their 
board, all have to be clothed ; and it takes no inconsiderable 
sum to clothe twenty-six persons who are sent there because 
they cannot take care of themselves. It is a rare occurrence 
that any one comes that has but the poor clothes on his back ; 
and should they go away, they must have a change of cloth- 
ing, so we must clothe some of them twice. Last October 
we commenced selling milk, and have since and are now sell- 
ing $55 worth a month, besides using all that is needed in the 
house. It would be a great deal better for the inmates of the 
house if the tramps were taken care of somewhere else. A 
great many towns will not allow the tramps near the alms- 
house, but have a station-house and feed them on crackers 
and water. They are generally lousy and filthy, and carry 
all kinds of disease with them. If the small-pox was raging 



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we should insist on keeping them separate. Since the law 
came into effect allowing us to work the tramps, we have 
made them work every morning, notwithstanding it has cost 
more than the work was worth, but it has lessened the num- 
from 1862 in 1874 to 838 in 1875. 

ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 33 

" " " weeks' board, 1255 

" " " tramps, 838 

" " " weeks' board, 119 

" " " prisoners awaiting trial, 21 

" " " weeks' board, 3 

Total number of week's board, 1377 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first deducting 
the amount sold from the farm, from the expense of the Alms- 
house, is $2.67. 

REMAINING IN THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Over 80 years old, 3 

Between 70 and 80 years old, 4 

" 60 and 70 " " 4 

" 50 and 60 " " 6 

" 40 and 50 " " 1 

" 20 and 30 " " 1 

" 10 and 20 " " 2 

" 1 and 10 " " 4 

Under 1 year old, 1 

26 

Number at beginning of the year, 21 

" admitted, 12 

Born a daughter to Mary J. Knibbs. 

Discharged, 8 

None died. 
7 



6 



#1078 75 


59 5o 


928 00 


973 80 


825 75 


435 25 


485 29 



50 



PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Household furniture, 
Clothing, 
Farm stock, 
Farm tools, 
Farm produce, 
Fuel and lumber, 
Provisions, 

#4786 34 

The Overseers recommend the following amounts of money 
to be appropriated for the ensuing year : 

Almshouse, #5000 00 

Relief out of Almshouse, 2500 00 

Repairs of Almshouse, 200 00 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. FLINT, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 

Overseers of Poor. 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS. 



The following statistics may be of some information, there- 
fore we print them. 

Whole number of inhabitants, May i, 1875, 5097 

" Males, 2381 

" " Females, 2716 

" " Families, 1032 

" •' Legal voters, 804 

" u Dwelling houses, 749 

" " Horses, 467 

" " Cows, 799 

" Acres of land, 187 14 

" Ratable polls, 11 36 
Total valuation of personal property liable to 

taxation, $912,263 00 

Total valuation of real estate liable to taxation, $1,946,964 00 

Total valuation, $2,859,227 00 

Total value of property exempt from taxation, $920,81 1 00 
Amount of money appropriated during the 

year, $5i>650 00 
Amount of money voted to be raised by tax- 
ation, $34,000 00 
Rate of taxation, per thousand, $11 00 
Average rate throughout the county, $14 79 

" State, $14 68 

JOHN H. FLINT, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 

Assessors 0/ Andovcr. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

A.D. 1875. 

Dr. 



To Selectmen's Orders, 


tS9>737 H 


Overseers of Poor Orders, 


6,170 46 


Treasurer Memorial Hall, Dog Licenses, 


389 62 


State Treasurer, Liquor Licenses, 


25 00 


" National Bank Tax, 


2,016 09 


Selectmen and Auditors, 


29 00 


Balance of Taxes unpaid, 


758 13 


Cash on hand to balance, 


11,909 03 




$81,034 47 



53 
Cr. 



By Cash on hand, Feb. ioth, 1875, 1 


• 
#10,587 33 


Balance Taxes unpaid, Feb. ioth, 1875, 


865 70 


Rent of Store and Hall at Ballard Vale, 


170 00 


C. 0. Cummings, Supt. Almshouse, 


593 3i 


Income Proprietors' Fund, (John Abbott, 




Treasurer), 


96 00 


Rent of Town House, 


652 90 


Pauper Department, 


379 30 


Cemetery Committee, wood sold. 


137 75 


burial lots, 


141 00 


Auctioneer's License, 


2 00 


Liquor License, 


100 00 


Andover National Bank, notes discounted, 


13,500 00 


Dr. Richards, removing gravel, 


7 19 


Old plank, 


2 00 


State Treasurer, Corporation Tax, 


8,535 53 


National Bank Tax, 


6,921 73 


State Aid, 


1,530 00 


State School Fund, 


316 83 


Brooks' Address, 


2 40 


Record of Andover, 


4 50 


County Treasurer, discount on Tax, 


3i 73 


" " Dog Licenses, 


389 62 


Assessors' list of taxes, 


36,067 65 



$81,034 47 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, 

Treasurer. 
Andover, February 8th, 1876, 



54 



LIABILITIES. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall, $20,000 00 

" " Punchard School, 6,000 00 

" " Free Schools, 1,600 00 



$27,600 00 



ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, $11,90903 

Taxes unpaid, 758 13 

Due from Cities and Towns, pauper acct., 289 6y 

" State Aid, 1,553 5° 

J i4>5io 33 



Balance against the Town, 13,089 6y 

Reduction of balance since last year, $7,291 82 



55 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 



Town Hall and fixtures, 


$16,000 00 


Land under and adjoining same, 


2,000 00 


Weights and measures, 


200 00 


Safe in Town House, 


166 00 


Hay Scales, 


300 00 


Engine-houses and land, 


3450 90 


Steam fire-engine and apparatus, 


43 2 5 00 


Shawshin " 


1181 90 


School-house property, 


69,139 00 


Town farm and buildings, 


7,500 00 


Personal property at Town farm, 


4,786 34 


Punchard School Fund, 


75,205 00 


Memorial Hall, permanent fund, 


20,000 00 


" and land, 


41,993 00 


" library and furniture, 


6,311 00 


Two reservoirs, 


1,900 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


5,488 00 


Total amount. 


$259,945 24 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL, 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School herewith render to the 
Town their Annual Statement of the condition of the Fund, and of the 
Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending February i, 1876. 
Amount of Fund as per last Report, $75,205 00 

Which is invested in City and Town Notes and 
Bonds and Real Estale Securities, $74,350 00 

On Deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 855 00 



$75,205 00 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance of Cash on hand as per last Report, $1541 98 

Income received from investments, 5676 74 

Received for Tuition, 10 00 

Received for rent of Land, 41 50 



EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid : 

William G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 

Fanny L. D. Strong, Assistant, salary, 

Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, salary, 

Ada B. Chandler, Assistant, salary, 

Kate A. Findley, Assistant, salary, 

J. R. Murray, Music Teacher, 

Moses Foster, Treasurer, 

Thomas Smith, Janitor, 

John Chandler, coal and wood, 

W. F. Draper, printing and stationary, 

John J. Clark, repairs on roof, 

F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 

L. A. Pasho, diploma ribbons, 

H. Moulton and Co., step ladder, 

Edward Carter, tuning piano, 

George H. Parker, chemicals &c, 

Horace Wilson, labor, 

Amount carried forward. 4592 14 



1000 


00 


466 66 


233 34 


522 


86 


77 14 


216 


00 


200 


00 


300 


00 


38i 


38 


98 


81 


49 7o 


27 


00 


1 


87 


4 


00 


3 


00 


7 


18 


3 


20 



$7270 22 



57 



Amowit brought forward, 
Johnson's Express, 
M. J. Belcher, lecture tickets, 
J. J. Pearson, labor, 
R. M. Abbott, painting, 
H. S. Hutchins, floor brush, 
Cole and Hardy, pump and labor, 
J. J. Brown, call-bell, 
Fanny L. D. Strong, maps, 
George S. Merrill, printing, 
Smith, Manning and Co., account, 
Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 



Cash deposited in Andover National Bank to 
balance, 



Respectfully submitted. 



4592 


14 




40 


14 


00 


22 


00 


8 


00 


2 


00 


19 04 


I 


25 


II 


50 


3 25 


2 


50 


20 


00 


$4696 


08 


2574 


14 



$7270 22 



CHARLES SMITH, 
JAMES H. MERRILL, 
MALCOLM DOUGLAS, 
MOSES FOSTER, 



NATHAN FRYE, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 
BENJ. BOYNTON. 



Andover, February 1, 1876. 



REPORT OF THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE. 



The Cemetery Committee, in compliance with the By-Laws 
of the Town in relation thereto, herewith submit their An- 
nual Report, together with the Receipts and Expenditures 
for the year ending February 10, 1876. ■ 

During the past year about two hundred feet of excellent 
face-wall has been laid on the road leading to Ballard Vale, all 
the ground intended for ornament purposes has been carefully 
graded and planted with ornamental trees and shrubs. A 
dam has been made for retaining the water of the brook and 
making a pond ; a small outlay will be necessary to complete 
this improvement. The avenues and paths have as usual 
been kept free from weeds and grass, and the brush has been 
burned on the land intended for the future extension of the 
Cemetery. Of the five hundred dollars which we received by 
vote of the Town, we have been enabled to repay $278.75 from 
the sales of wood and lots. The committee have thus far 
made many improvements upon the Cemetery grounds, some 
of which are of a most substantial nature, and although not 
able to accomplish so much as has seemed desirable, they be- 
lieve the means furnished them for this highly commendable 
purpose has been judiciously expended, and they respectfully 
ask the Town for the usual appropriation of $500 for the en- 
suing year. 



59 

Town of Andover in account with the Committee on the Cemetery, 

A.D. 1875. 

Dr. 

For Cash paid, 

George H. Bean, horse hire, 1874, 

Parker & Gannett, tools and express, 

Michael Laughlin, labor, 

F. Williamson, 

James O'Keefe, 

John C. Morse, 

M. Maloney, 

John Lynch, 

John H. Lynch, 

Daniel Desmond, 

Town Treasurer, from sale of wood, 

Cole & Hardy, lumber and labor, 

P. B. Follansbee & Son, trees and shrubs, 

John Regan, building wall, 

Town Treasurer, from sale of lots, 

John Chandler, teaming, 

Geo. W. Chandler, " 

Smith, Manning & Co., sundries, 

C. W. Hayward, labor putting out fire, 

W. F. Draper, printing burial blanks, 



Feb. 8, 1876, balance due S. Raymond, 

Cr. 

Jan. 22, 1875, balance, cash on hand, $9 08 

By Cash from 

Geo. Foster, proceeds sale of wood, $137 75 

Town Treasurer at sundry times, 500 00 

S. Raymond, for labor on lot, 6 67 

Sales of Lots, 141 00 

Balance due S. Raymond, 63 08 

$857 58 



$2 


00 


7 63 


4 55 


33 


33 


33 


75 


18 


69 


3 


50 


62 


55 


15 


42 


3 


33 


137 75 


103 


44 


3i 


50 


211 


00 


141 


00 


26 


00 


7 


20 


4 94 


4 


00 


6 


00 


#857 53 


$63 


08 



6o 

Received of the Town as per last Report, $5,339 37 

" " " " this year, $500 00 

Repaid the Town, 278 75 



Received from sales of wood, $137 75 

lots, 141' 00 



11 (( (( 



$221 25 



#278 75 



Balance due S. Raymond, 63 08 



Cost of land as per last Report, 
" " improvements as per last 
Report, 
Cost of improvements this year, 



Less sales of lots and wood, 





$5,902 45 




$3,000 00 


$3,433 21 




572 16 




$4,005 37 




1,102 92 


2,902 45 



1,902 45 



Lots sold, last Report, 32 

" " this year (3 unpaid), 9 

41 

Number of interments last Report, 45 
" " " this year, 12 

57 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee. 

GEORGE FOSTER, 

Clerk and Treasurer. 
Andover, February 10, 1876, 



TRUSTEES OF MEMORIAL HALL. 



The Town of Andover in account with the Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

Dr. 

For cash paid, 

Ballard Holt, 2d, Librarian and 

Janitor, $7CO oo 

W. B. Clarke, books, 249 28 

John Chandler, coal, 221 00 

John G. Rodemeyer, binding, 190 82 

George S. Merrill & Crocker, printing, 87 00 
Abbott & Jenkins, book-case, $64 35 

" " sundries, 23 82 

88 17 

Warren F. Draper, periodicals, $76 20 

" " printing, 6 87 



John H. Chandler, newspapers, 
James A. Treat & Co., oil, 
William Barnett, sundries, 
Thomas Smith, services, 
John Cornell, wood, 
E. H. Barnard, sundries, 
W. H. Piper & Co., books, 
Johnson's Express, 
H. V.* Butler, books, 
Frederick Small, hand stamp, 

Amount carried forward, $1809 9 2 



83 07 


67 90 


60 36 


II 51 


9 00 


8 25 


7 50 


7 3i 


7 7S 


6 00 


5 00 



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Amotmt brought forward, 

Thomas Groom & Co., paper, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 

Patrick Harmon, labor, 

George Middleton, book, 

Town of Andover, 12 copies Brooks' 

Address, 
S. Raymond, sundry small expenses, 

Balance on hand Dec. 31, 1875, 



Cr. 



$1809 9 2 

3 75 
2 20 






1 75 
40 






2 40 

14 75 


#1835 
670 


17 
41 





$2505 58 



Cash on hand January 1, 1875, $137 97 

By cash received of 

Town of Andover, interest on Per- 
manent Fund, $1400 00 
Town of Andover, dog licenses, 409 70 
" " from Smith book fund, 300 00 
G. W. W. Dove, proceeds spell'g match, 140 00 
Ballard Holt, 2d, Librarian, sale 69 

catalogues, 34 50 

Ballard Holt, 2d, Librarian, fines, 57 90 

" " rents, 22 34 

W. F. Draper, sale 12 copies Brooks' 

Address, 2 40 

W. B. Clarke, book, 53 , 

Geo. S. Merrill & Co., binding catalogue, 24 

$2367 61 



$2505 58 

1876. 

January 1, balance on hand, $670 41 

SAMUEL RAYMOND, 

Treasurer. 
Andover, January 1, 1876. 



63 

This certifies that we have examined the foregoing account 
and find the various items properly vouched, and that the 
balance in the Treasurer's hands on the first day of January 
last was six hundred and seventy dollars and forty-one cents. 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
H. BOYNTON, 

Committee on Accounts. 
Andover, January n, 1876, 



FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRUS- 
TEES OF MEMORIAL HALL. 



The statistics, which it is the privilege of the Trustees to report to 
the town for the year 1875. will speak for themselves as to the prosperity, 
and activity, of the institution to which they refer. The marked in- 
crease in the circulation of the books, together with the very large ad- 
ditional registration, indicates not only that there is no falling off in the 
interest which was manifested by the public when the library was as yet 
a novelty and its books unexamined, but, more than this, that as a factor 
in the life of the town the library has, from the beginning to the present 
time, been steadily gaining power. The possession of a printed cata- 
logue during the whole of the year has undoubtedly to be credited with a 
portion of the increase in the circulation, but this advantage is, in part 
at least, offset by the fact that free books are no longer a novelty. Even 
in this short time, we must conclude, the library has become a necessity 
to the town. And it is morally certain that a large class in the com- 
munity will, as time goes on, rely upon it more and more for the means 
of education. 

These considerations, while they are matter for present congratula- 
tion, have an important bearing on the future. It is much to be desired 
that all the citizens of the town should be fully alive to the value of the 
treasure which they already possess, and that they should be impressed 
with the necessity of making suitable provision for protecting and sus- 
taining on a liberal footing that which has been so well begun. 

The desirableness of protecting the north side of Memorial Hall, by 
the purchase of the land lying between it and Pearson Street, has from 
the outset been felt by a large number of citizens. But as one season 
after another has passed by leaving us still in the enjoyment of the light 
and open prospect on that side, the danger to which we are constantly 
liable, of not only losing these advantages, but of seeing erected close to 
the hall, buildings which might prove a source of serious annoyance, 
has been too much overlooked. We would urge upon the town the 
necessity of taking this matter in hand before it is too late. Even if it 
should not seem desirable to keep this piece of land open and free from 
buildings, as a part of the Memorial Hall enclosure, it is of vital import- 
ance that the town should be able to control it, and say what manner of 
buildings and industries shall be allowed in such close proximity to the 
Hall. There is nothing, so far as we can see, in the condition of the 



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finances of the town to render the present an unfavorable time for 
the securing of this land. The town is not only out of debt, but the as- 
sessed value of its property and its rate of taxation is lower than in the 
majority of towns in the state. On the other hand there is every reason 
why we should do at once that which can be done to so much better ad- 
vantage, and at so much less expense, now than at any time in the future. 
When we reflect that the town is in the free enjoyment of a property 
costing nearly $70,000, and that all but $4500, of this sum came to it in 
the form of a free gift, and as the expression of a precious and noble 
sentiment on the part of its citizens, there certainly appears an additional 
reason why it should respond with alacrity to the duty of protecting it. 

The Trustees would also call attention to the fact that the Library and 
Reading-room, if they are to be kept up to their present state of useful- 
ness, will erelong require some additional appropriation from the town 
for the purchase of books and periodicals. The support of free public 
libraries by taxation has already become an established custom with a 
very large number of towns, and every year adds to this number. An 
order has already been introduced into our State legislature, and referred 
to the committee on education, for considering the expediency of requir- 
ing all towns of 4000 inhabitants and over to establish and support a free 
library for its inhabitants. There can be little doubt that, at some day 
not very remote, a statute to this effect will become the law of the State, 
and that the free public library will, like the free public school, be a 
state institution, to be founded and supported by taxation. The first of 
these requirements has been anticipated in Andover, through the private 
generosity of its citizens ; and it is to be hoped that the second will be as 
liberally and cordially anticipated by the town whenever the interests 
of the Library require it. 

The Trustees refer with pleasure to the continued interest the citizens 
manifest in the institution, by their contributions of books, pamphlets 
and relics. We would remind the citizens, that as this is the Centennial 
Year, more than ordinary interest will be taken in looking up documents 
and relics pertaining to the Revolution, and if any such should come to 
light we would most respedtfully request the presentation of the same to 
the Memorial Hall for preservation. 

During the year one number of the "Boston Journal of Chemistry," 
one of "Hall's Journal of Health," one of "Harpers' Monthly Mag- 
azine," and one of " St. Nicholas " have been taken from the Reading- 
room, and not returned. With these exceptions, the yearly examination 
of the property, by the Library Committee, shows it to be in a most satis- 
factory state of preservation, — a condition of things, for which we are 
mainly indebted to the faithfulness and genuine interest in his work 
manifested by our Librarian. The borrowing of books will be much 
facilitated by the supplement of thirty-two pages, just published, which 
includes all the books added to the Library up to Feb. 1, 1876. As new 

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books are added to the Library their titles will, from this time forth, 
by favor of the editor of the " Andover Advertiser," be inserted among 
its news items. 

It has been a source of regret to the Trustees that the last elected 
member of the Board, Mr. William H. B. Woodlin, was, owing to failing 
# health, never able to meet with them, and recognizing as they do his worth, 
they feel that they have sustained a great loss in his death. Resolutions 
embodying these sentiments were passed and put on record by the ^oard, 
and a copy of the same was forwarded to the family of the deceased. 

COMPARATIVE STATISTICS POB, THE TEAES 1874 AND 1875. 

1874 1875 

Number of volumes added by purehase, 

Number of volumes presented, 

Volumes of periodicals bound, 

Whole number of volumes in the Library, 

Pamphlets presented during the year, 

Whole number of pamphlets in the Library, 

Number of volumes delivered, 

Largest daily issue, 

Largest weekly issue, 

Average daily issue, 

Percentage of fiction circulated, 

Notices to delinquent borrowers, 

New names registered, 

Whole number of names registered, 

Number of volumes covered anew, 

Number of volumes re-bound, 

Average daily attendence in Reading-room, 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 

Amount of fines collected, $54 44 $57 90 

Amount received for use of books, . $1948 $22 34 

Amount received from sale of catalogues, $83 50 $34 50 

A list of donors is appended, with the number of volumes, pamphlets, 
papers, and other articles presented by each. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
HENRY BOYNTON, 
SAMUEL RAYMOND, 
WILLIAM L. ROPES, 

Trustees. 



258 


270 


274 


113 


125 


38 


4253 


4674 


618 


154 


942 


1096 


18,724 


20,715 


198 


232 


488 


587 


73 


[-16 87 3-4 


64 


[-2 73 1-4 


971 


1078 


348 


375 


1 34i 


1716 


2131 


1704 


159 


3S 2 


4 1 


43 


92 


286 



6 7 



DONORS OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS. 





Vol. 


Pam. or 
Papers. 




Vol. 


Pam. or 

Papers. 


Abbott, Benjamin F., 


I 




Johnson, F. H., 


4 


154 


Andover, Town of 


13 


II 


Lawrence Public Library, 


4 


Bancroft, C. F. P., 


3 




Lindsley, D. P., 




4 


Blood, Mrs. Mary. 


2 




Marland, Mrs. S. J., 




30 


Blunt C. C, 




I 


Marland, William, 




37 


Boston Public Library, 




6 


Massachusetts, State of 


2 


1 


Brookline " " 




1 


McCollum, F., 


1 




Cameron, W. G. 




45 


Middleton, D., 


6 




Carlton, Miss I. S., 


9 




New Bedford Pub. Library, 


1 


Carpenter, C. C, 




5 


Newton Free Library, 




1 


Concord Public Library, 


1 




Poor, George H., 


1 




Cummings, Aaron, 


H 




Porter, E. G., 




2 


Cutter, A. E., 


1 


14 


Prime, S. I. & Co., 




52 


Dana Library, Cambridge, 


1 




Raymond, S., 




1 


Darracott, F., 


2 




Rea, Jasper, 




6 


Dove, G. W. W., 


6 




Rollins, J. R., 


1 




Dove, Miss H. C, 




40 


Smith, J. L., 


3 


6 


Edwards, Miss L. C, 


4 


12 


State Library, 




1 


Fall River Public Library, 


1 


2 


Storer, F. H., 




3 


Hawkins, Miss H. C, 


2 




United States Gov'nt, 


28 


3 


Holt, M. S, 


2 




Worcester Pub. Library, 




1 


Holt, T. P., 


5 






— 





Jackson, Miss C. R., 




12 




113 


45^ 


OTHER DC 


)NATIONS. 







Carpenter, C. C, Fragment of Shell from Lookout Mountain. 
Lowe, Miss Mary A., Twenty Dollars in old State Bank Bills. 
Porter, E. G., Lexington Centennial Medal. 
Russell, Abial, Portrait of General U. S. Grant. 



We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing Accounts and 
find them correct, with proper vouchers for all payments. 

GEORGE W. FOSTER, 
AARON H. LUSCOMB, 
JOHN CORNELL, 

A uditors. 

Andover, February 14, 1876. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



The following appropriations are recommended for the com- 
ing year. 

Schools, $9,500 00 

School-houses, 1,800 00 

Highways, 6000 00 
Town Officers, 2200 00 or 3800 co 

Snow, 1000 00 

Fire Department, 2500 00 

Repairing Reservoirs, 250 00 

Miscellaneous, 750 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 500 co 

Printing and Stationery, 400 00 

Cemetery, 500 00 

Interest Money, 210000 

Discount on Taxes, 2100 00 

County Tax, 3200 00 

State Tax, 5000 00 

Street Lamps, 750 00 

Decoration Day, 150 00 

State Aid, 1500 00 

Expenses of Almshouse, 5000 00 

Relief out of " 2500 00 

Repairs on V 200 00 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, SS. To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover. 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby- 
directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town 
House in said Andover, on Monday, the sixth day of March, 1876, at 
12 1-2 o'clock, P. M., to act on the following Articles, namely: 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Article 2d. — To hear and act on the Report of the Selectmen. 

Article 3d. — To choose Town Clerk and Treasurer, Selectmen, As- 
sessors, and Overseers of the Poor, one School Committee-man for 
Three Years, Constables, one Road Commissioner for Three Years, 
Fence Viewers, one Trustee for Memorial Hall for Seven Years, a 
Committee of Seven Members for Spring Grove Cemetery, and all 
other necessary and usual Town Officers. 

Article 4th. — To see what action the x Town will take in regard to un- 
expended appropriations. 

Article 5th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate 
for the use of the several Departments the current year, to wit : Schools, 
School-houses, Highways, Snow, Town Officers, Fire Department, Mis- 
cellaneous, Abatement of Taxes, Printing and Stationary, Cemetery, In- 
terest on Notes, Notes, County Taxes, State Taxes, Discount on Taxes, 
Street Lamps, Decoration Day, State Aid, Town House, Hay Scales, 
Expenses of Almshouse, Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Alms- 
house, and Repairs on Reservoirs. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer 
to hire money for the use of the Town when necessary, upon approval 
of the Selectmen. 

Article 7th. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the collec- 
tion of Taxes the current year. 

Article 8th. — To see what compensation the Town will pay the Fire- 
men for their services the current year. 

Article 9th. — To hear and act on a Report of Committee on Street 
Lamps. 



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Article ioth. — To hear and act on the Report of the Librarian of the 
Memorial Hall on the distribution of the " Record of Andover," and to 
see what disposition the Town will make of the copies remaining on 
hand. 

Article nth. — To see if the Town will pay to the Treasurer of the 
Memorial Hall the money received from the County Treasurer for Dog- 
Licenses, to aid in the support of the Library and Reading-room. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will accept of a Road commencing 
at Elm Street opposite Summer Street, running from thence over land of 
John H. Flint to Carmel land, so called, as laid out by the Road Com- 
missioners. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will widen and straighten the Road 
as laid out by the Road Commissioners, commencing on the westerly 
side of the Road leading northerly from William Hardy's, thence by 
the house of John B. Bailey to Tewksbury line, and what sum of money 
the Town will appropriate therefor. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
to repair the Reservoir on Green Street. 

Article 15th. — To see whether the Town will vote to construct a Res- 
ervoir near the Grammer School House, and make an appropriation for 
that purpose. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will build a Reservoir near the 
house of John Abbott, on Central Street, and what sum of money they 
will appropriate therefor. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase the fixtures, 
apparatus, and other materials used by the Punchard Free School, in 
order to enable the Trustees of said School to increase its efficiency. 

Article 18th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate, 
in order to make the purchase mentioned in the preceeding Article. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of One 
Hundred Dollars for the improvement of the Lot in Spring Grove Ceme- 
tery, voted to the use of Soldiers at the last annual meeting. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
not exceeding Eleven Hundred Dollars, for the payment of land next 
north of the Memorial Hall, bought of Eben P. Higgins. 

Article 2 1 st. — To see if the Town will purchase the land lying be- 
tween the Memorial Hall and Pearson Street, as recommended by the 
Board of Trustees in their Annual Report, and to see what sum of 
money, if any, the Town will appropriate to pay for the same. 

Article 22d. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
and instruct the Road Commissioners to repair a travelled way, begin- 
ning at Essex Street near the Passenger Station of the Boston and 
Main Railroad, thence running to the turnpike, so-called, near the house 
of Nathan Frye. 



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Article 23d. — To hear and act on the Report of the Committee ap- 
pointed at the last Annual Meeting to select a site for a School-house, 
and see what sum of money the Town will appropriate therefor. 

Article 24th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise the List of 
names for Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 25th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise by tax- 
ation to defray the Necessary Expenses the current year. 

Article 26th. — To act on any other business that may legally come 
before this meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrent, with your do- 
ings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this Nineteenth day of February, 
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six. 

JOHN H. FLINT, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 

Selectmen of Andover. 

A true Copy. — Attest : 

GEORGE F. BAKER, Constable of Andover. 



CONTENTS. 



Abatement of Taxes, 17, 40 

Almshouse, 44> 49 

Expenses, 38 

Personal Property at, 50 

Relief out of, 42 

Repairs at, 46 

Remaining at, 49 

Appropriations recommended, 66 

Assets, 4°> 54 

Assessors Report, 51 

Cemetery, 13 

Cemetery Committee, Report 

of, 58 

Cities and Towns, 43, 44 

Commitments, 4 2 

County Tax, 13, 4° 

Decoration Day, 20, 39 

Discount on Taxes, 18, 40 

Donors to Memorial Hall 

Library, 67 

Engineers' Report, 31 

Fire Department, 15, 39 

Flag, Halyards and Painting, 20 
Haggett's Pond, 14, 41 

Hay Scales, 19, 39 

Highways, 21, 39 

House of Correction, 43 

Interest on Notes, 14, 40 

Liabilities, 40, 54 

Lunatic Hospital, 43 

Memorial Hall, 20 

Memorial Hall, Trustees' Report, 64 



Memorial Hall, Trustees 1 

Account, 
Miscellaneous, 
Notes, 

Overseers' Account, 
Overseers' Report, 
Printing and Stationery, 
Punchard Free School, 
Remittance of Taxes, 
Representative Fund, 



61 
i8,39 
14, 39 

42 

48 
17,40 

56 
17, 34 

46 

Reservoir on Summer Street, 19 
Road Commissioners' Report, 29 
Schedule of Town Property, 55 

Schools, 3, 38 

School-houses, 8, 38 

School Readers, 7 

Selectmen's Account, 3 

Selectmen's Report, 38 

Snow, Removal of, 25 

Special Appropriations, 41 

State Aid, 12, 38 

State Tax, 13, 40 

Street Lamps, 16 

Summary of Overseers' Orders, 46 
Summary of Selectmen's Orders, 28 
Superintendent's Account, 47 

Town Debt, 41 

Town House, 17, 39 

Town Officers, 11, 38 

Town Warrant, 69 

Treasurer's Account, 52 

Village Street, 25